BACnet Testing Laboratories’ Working Group Releases Test Package 12.0

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Brings Testing Capability Into Line With Recently Published Edition of the BACnet Standard

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Testing and listing products with the BACnet Testing Laboratories is crucial in ensuring they conform to the BACnet standard and are interoperable.

The BACnet Testing Laboratories’ Working Group (BTL-WG) recently released BTL Test Package 12.0, which contains updated testing procedures that can be acquired and used by manufacturers to pre-test products for BACnet compliance.

“Test Plan 12.0 brings lab testing capability into line with the recently published edition of the BACnet standard 135-2010,” stated Duffy O’Craven, BTL Manager. “Aspects such as UTF-8 encoding, proper BACnet-Reject behavior, and respecting of Preparation Times for Backup&Restore, are some of these newly tested capabilities that will affect a wide range of devices.”

“Testing and listing products with the BACnet Testing Laboratories is crucial in ensuring they conform to the BACnet standard and are interoperable,” stated Andy McMillan, President of BACnet International and Philips Teletrol. “It is a key element in our work of furthering global compatibility by facilitating BACnet adoption and user success.”

To see all BTL Listed products, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.net/btl/. For more information on the BTL, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org/associations/8066/btl/?page=36.

The BACnet Testing Laboratories are the source for testing and listing of BACnet products worldwide.

About BTL®
The BACnet Testing Laboratories working group was formed by BACnet International to oversee the BACnet conformance listing program. The working group is comprised of members of BACnet International and BIG-EU whose goals are to promote and maintain the BACnet and BTL trademarks. The BACnet Testing Laboratories Working Group provides oversight and guidance to the BACnet Testing Laboratories (BTL) and is responsible for the technical aspects of BACnet International's testing and listing activities, the central goal of which is to improve BACnet interoperability between building automation products.

About BACnet International
BACnet International is an industry association that facilitates the successful use of the BACnet protocol in building automation and control systems through interoperability testing, educational programs and promotional activities. The BACnet standard was developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has been made publicly available so that manufacturers can create interoperable systems of products. BACnet International complements the work of the ASHRAE standards committee and BACnet-related interest groups around the world. BACnet International members include building owners, consulting engineers and facility managers, as well as companies involved in the design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and maintenance of control equipment that uses BACnet for communication. For more information, please visit http://www.bacnetinternational.org.

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